Sunday 18 February 2018

Incredible figures for Ladies All-Ireland finals day continue as TG4 reveal astounding TV ratings

Dublin players Niamh McEvoy, left, and Nicole Owens celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup after the TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Dublin players Niamh McEvoy, left, and Nicole Owens celebrate with the Brendan Martin Cup after the TG4 Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A peak audience of 563,000 watched Dublin finally get their hands on the Brendan Martin Cup after three successive final defeats.

It was a thrilling day of action at Croke Park with Fermanagh rallying to earn a draw in the junior final, Tipperary getting the better of Tyrone in the intermediate decider and late goals helping the Dubs to victory over Cora Staunton's Mayo.

A record 46,286 patrons came through the turnstiles, over 8,000 more than the record from the 2016 finale.

TV ratings reveal that there were a lot of people parked in front of screens right around the country enjoying the action.

An average 303,800 watched the entire broadcast, an average of 409,700 watched Mayo and Dublin lock horns and there was a peak audience of 563,000.

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